People fear death for a variety of reasons. Some because they don’t understand what happens next, some because of the pain and suffering that comes to those who are left behind, some are simply afraid of the process of dying. For Christians, death should not create any fear for us, as we know the end of the story! We know what happens next, we know that those left behind have wonderful promises to get them through the loss of loved ones, and we know that Jesus will go through the process with us! There is a wonderful story about Lazarus, Mary and Martha, and Jesus in the Scriptures dealing with death and life. We can learn much from the story about Lazarus’ sickness which led to his untimely death, and then Jesus’ reaction to it. Please come as we unpack this story from the book of John.